MacBook Pro turns off immediately after startup chime

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MoodyM, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

    MoodyM

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    I booted into Windows 7 on my boot camp partition and was about to play Dirt 3 for the 1st time.* I was in the options menu of the game and my MacBook Pro just shut down/turned off instantly.
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    I turned back on, holding in Option so I could boot into Windows again, but the computer just turned off immediately after the startup chime.* I turned on again, this time I didn't hold in Option, so I could boot into OS X (my default startup volume) and the same thing happened - MBP shut down immediately after the startup chime.* I tried again, same thing.* I tried again, and this time it booted fine into OS X, and all seems ok.
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    I tried rebooting into Windows again, and it seems fine now too.

    Any idea what's going on?
     
  2. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

    deadwulfe

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    Are you, by chance, using a Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive?
     
  3. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MoodyM

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    No, the internal HD is a Toshiba MK1059GSM 1TB drive I fitted myself.

    Thing is, I tried playing DiRT 3 again, same thing happened, then the MBP would turn off straight after the chime again for about 3 attempts, then booted fine.

    I went into Windows again and played a different game (Shift 2 Unleashed) and all is fine.

    It seems DiRT 3 was the problem...
     

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